learning, evolution, culture
Cephalopod Coddling
Cephalopod Coddling
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Deep-sea octopus has the longest-known brooding period known for any animal species.
Book Excerpt from <em>Shocked</em>
Book Excerpt from Shocked
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.
Beyond Cat Killing
Beyond Cat Killing
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored
Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2014
Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.
Science Speak
Science Speak
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Contests that challenge young scientists to explain their research without jargon are turning science communication into a competitive sport.
Seeds of Hopelessness
Seeds of Hopelessness
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2014
Can seed banks adequately prepare for the future if wild plant populations are already lagging behind in adapting to rapid climate change?
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
August 2014's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.